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KCSourceLink announces new location for Global Entrepreneurship Week

By SPN Newsroom / August 10, 2022

KCSourceLink has announced that Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City, the metro’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship, has a new base camp for its 15th year, according to a press release issued today. The weeklong event that draws thousands to network, learn and grow will have its main events at iWerx in North Kansas City, Missouri,…

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Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken to become charitable app GiftAMeal’s largest restaurant partner, feeding families facing hunger in 12 states

By SPN Newsroom / June 29, 2022

With a growing number of Americans relying on local food banks for help finding their next meal, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken will join GiftAMeal as the app’s largest restaurant partner to help feed families facing hunger across 12 states, according to a press release issued today. Nearly one million meals have been provided by GiftAMeal…

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Technology Association of Iowa announces opening of annual Prometheus Awards nominations

By SPN Newsroom / June 22, 2022

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) announced recently the opening of its annual Prometheus Awards nomination period. Presented by UHY, the Prometheus Awards unite innovators and leaders from technology, business, education and government to celebrate this year’s most momentous achievements in Iowa’s technology industry. “Each year we are incredibly impressed by the talent and passion…

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Annual hackathon once again serves local Iowa nonprofits

By SPN Newsroom / June 10, 2022

The organizers of dsmHack held their annual charitable hackathon last weekend June 2-4, marking over 8 years of giving and $1.4 million of in-kind services raised.  The event, which provides technology solutions for area nonprofit organizations, was held at West48 in West Des Moines.  Since its inception, dsmHack has marshaled the talents of over 650…

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Thyreos awarded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to accelerate the development of herpesvirus vaccine

By SPN Newsroom / April 27, 2022

Nebraska-based biotech startup Thyreos has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to develop a new vaccine to protect against Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), a disease that causes respiratory illness in cattle. Bovine alphaherpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1) is endemic…

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Against “work theatre”: a case for the 32-hour workweek

By Tom McCauley / March 18, 2022

This is an op-ed by SPN’s interim managing editor, Tom McCauley, and does not necessarily reflect the views of Silicon Prairie News or its advertisers. On New Year’s Eve, I listened to a story about the push for a four-day workweek in America. It was eye-opening and provocative. While we may consider the five-day workweek…

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Beeso Studio portfolio company, Abstrakt, wins startup showdown

By SPN Newsroom / March 16, 2022

Beeso Studio, an Omaha-based startup studio, announced last week that one of its portfolio companies recently won a $120,000 investment from Panoramic Ventures through Startup Showdown in Atlanta.  Abstrakt Corp won the competition for entrepreneurs designed to showcase and fund early-stage technology companies. Thousands of companies had applied to the pitch competition with only twenty-five…

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KC-based software developer Binary Noggin grows into new office

By SPN Newsroom / March 10, 2022

KC-based software developer Binary Noggin is tripling its growth efforts with added headcount, an office relocation and a new consulting service line for clients, according to a press release the company issued today. After a 51% net income growth in 2021, the tech firm has tripled its team with the goal of additionally doubling its current…

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IT management cultivates leadership skills at Mutual of Omaha

By Annette Allen / March 9, 2022

This is a sponsored guest post by Mutual of Omaha and does not necessarily reflect the views of Silicon Prairie News. In 2013, Mutual of Omaha’s Information Services (I/S) operation needed managers.  At the time, it was a difficult position to fill, and leadership-ready candidates were in short supply.  While there were many publicly available…

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